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keep to

Meaning: If you keep to something like a limit, a budget or a schedule, you don't go over it or outside it.

Synonym: stick to

For example:

  • keep to sth If we don't keep to our budget, we won't have enough money left over to pay the rent.

  • keep to sth It's important to keep to the schedule or we'll start having problems.

Nouns often used as objects with
keep to: budget, limit, schedule, timetable, route, plan

Quick Quiz:

We kept to our annual budget, so at the end of the year we
  1. had plenty of money
  2. were short of money
  3. had to borrow money

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